Gino Conte, the current Coface Mediterranean and Africa Region chief commercial officer, who has been locally involved in Coface’s South African operations since January 2016, has been appointed chief executive officer of Coface South Africa.
In addition to his knowledge of the South African operations, Mr Conte has prior experience in management consulting and broader commercial experience in the insurance industry. He has long-standing experience in management consulting with Accenture in Italy and in Central and Eastern European countries. He was formerly chief marketing officer for Generali and head of distribution and marketing for Ergo/MunichRe.
“Mr Conte’s appointment strengthens the Coface South Africa position and our ability to implement a sustainable growth strategy in this key market,” said Antonio Marchitelli, Mediterranean & Africa Region manager for Coface.
“I am proud to be part of Coface South Africa, and my mission is to continue to help companies and work with customers to provide safer trade both in the domestic and export markets, based on our international business experience,” said Mr Conte.
“Coface’s commitment to the local market over the last 11 years is unwavering, backed by our Global Credit Rating of AA+ which is the result of the financial stability of the Coface Group as well as the expertise of the local professional team,” he said.